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Bello to 'unfair' JBC: 'I was not given due process'

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Bello says he was disqualified by the Judicial Bar Council on the grounds that he apparently had a pending case with the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the time of deliberations. He says he was not aware of it then.

'SMEAR' CAMPAIGN. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III holds a press briefing on July 25, 2018, on the alleged 'smear drive' against him. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Palace denies pressure on SC to keep Jardeleza on list

Aug 20, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Malacañang says President Benigno Aquino III respects the process of the Supreme Court which ruled that Francis Jardeleza deserved to be in the running for the post

NEW SC JUSTICE. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza.

Abolish JBC, give power to Senate - Miriam

Jun 28, 2012 - 4:53 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago thinks the Judicial and Bar Council has failed to do its job in keeping the process of screening nominees apolitical and should thus be abolished

Nominations for CJ extended to July 2

Jun 18, 2012 - 1:28 PM

The nomination period was initially expected to end today June 18 but is extended for another 2 weeks

Rappler Newscast | May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 - 8:53 PM

Ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona will NOT appeal his removal from office to the Supreme Court | Defense lawyer Dennis Manalo says the decision to put the Omubdusman on the stand was made by Corona himself | A court watchdog group says the impeachment of Renato Corona and Merceditas Gutierez both vetted by the Judicial and Bar Council shows the weakness of the selection process

CONVERSATIONS: How should the JBC choose the next chief justice? #SCWatch

May 31, 2012 - 7:35 PM

How should the JBC choose the next chief justice? What steps can the JBC take to ensure transparency in the nomination process? What role do you think the public should play in the selection process?